Ritzy golf courses have hit the inky limelight
EXCLUSIVE Hawaii golf clubs' names are up in lights this month. The marketing folks at Travel + Leisure magazine know your columnist likes to write about Hawaii and its businesses getting national ink, so they sent a link to a story in the March/April issue of T+L Golf magazine.
Ho brah, looka'dat -- it bears the byline of Don Chapman, editor of Star-Bulletin sister-paper Midweek.
His 1,538-word essay explores expensive, exclusive clubs' expanding presence on the Big Island and Maui. It notes that one of them neither seeks nor desires publicity.
The clubhouse at Nanea Golf Club grabbed attention last year by winning an Overall Grand Award in the Building Industry of Hawaii's Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards.
The golf story wraps up with details on the clubs' membership policies -- some are by invitation only -- and prices.
It's handy that the prices are there, but were they not, their absence would likely prove the axiom that if one must ask the cost, one likely cannot afford it.
The 2007 Made in Hawaii Festival will be August 17 to 19 at Blaisdell Center. As such, it's first-right-of-refusal time for last year's 350-plus Hawaii-product-makers. May 15 is the deadline, after which new exhibitors can apply for space at the 12th annual showcase of food, apparel, home-kine stuffs and more.
For those planning to attend as free-sample tasters, oglers and shoppers, it's time to mark your calendar to go early, before Molokai-based Kanemitsu Bakery & Restaurant
runs out of its extremely popular lavosh.
If it's any consolation, even Molokai folks have to go early, as their home venue sells out every day, said manager Blossom Poepoe.
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